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Mt. Lycabettus (Likavitos)

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Address: Centro de la Ciudad de Atenas, Athens 99920, Greece
Phone Number: 01-722-7065
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Walk or take the funicular tramway to the top of this hill for the best...
Walk or take the funicular tramway to the top of this hill for the best views of Athens
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After our quite tough program we decided to just hike up this mountain one afternoon to enjoy the panoramic view over the city at it´ s highest point. We started walking in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

After our quite tough program we decided to just hike up this mountain one afternoon to enjoy the panoramic view over the city at it´ s highest point. We started walking in Kolonaki and had a lovely, romantic dinner at a japanease restaurant (Kiku) which served great meals. The sunset was gorgeous! 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

incredible views. A reasonable walk up the road but easily manageable with two smaller children. Windy up top so take a jacket on cooler days.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

It was a mission to get to the bottom of this mountain and it was even harder to find the funicular! After a gruelling previous day we decided to just get a return (although I believe it takes 20-30 mins to climb) the ticket was 7€ and it took a few minutes to get to the top. It was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

If you visit Athens do not miss Lycabettus Mountain!! It has the best views of the city.. it takes your breath away!! Relax and enjoy the view having a drink at the top!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Through the town, around the corner, up the hill we go...400 steps up and up to catch funicular up the hill. Great exercise, and fantastic views. When you stop as you walk up those stairs because you will, turn around and check the sites as what you see from each section changes. There maybe other ways to this spot, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The walk up the hill if you can make it is well worth the stunning view at the top. Theres a bar at the top for thoses seeking refreshments.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We went up on the funicular train and walked back down. Fantastic views from the top over all directions of the city. There's a restaurant/cafe at the top which was quite reasonable and a small church.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The mountain itself offers superb views of Athens, including the stadium, parthenon and agora. We travevelled to Evangelisimos metro station and walked the short but uphill route to the funicular rail. I would warn that elderly or disabled may be advised taking a taxi to the funicular railway as there is a steep incline to get there. The rail costs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Climbing up the stairs was a bit of a challenge for me, but once at the top, it was well worth it! The view was amazing and how they managed to build the church at the top is mind boggling to say the least. There is also a restaurant there, where you can eat, have coffee and enjoy the view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We went here twice in 5 days..at daytime and night. I didn't like that as soon as yu get there, it's a restaurant. But once you get past that, the view is stunning. The night trip was glorious - such splendid views and still quiet (probabaly as it was March), so lots of room to photograph. We did eat in... More 

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